Cows and calves were well supplied, averaging $1985. The top priced line of Limousin cows and calves from Deniliquin, NSW, made $2675.
Aged 2 to 9 years and weighing 842kg, the cows have mixed sex calves at foot aged up to six months.
A decent consignment of Blue-E cows and calves from Woodstock, NSW, averaged $2033, while a line of 5 to 6 year old cows with their third CAF from Bairnsdale, VIC are heading south to Tasmania.
Replacement Angus heifers weighing 340kg from Tamworth, NSW, sold for $1600 or 470c. Seven to ten month old Angus heifers weighing 237kg from Hannaford, QLD, sold for $840 or 354c.
While in Victoria, 10 to 12 month old Angus heifers from Bethanga, weighing 298kg sold for $1000 or 336c.
Heavy feeder weight cattle were well supplied and were actively sought after by grass finishers. Angus steers from Wycheproof, VIC weighing 415kg made 328c, and were purchased out of Mount Gambier, SA.
Similarly, Angus steers from Holbrook, NSW weighing 438kg also made 328c and were purchased out of Mansfield, VIC. While Angus steers weighing 364kg from Bethungra, NSW averaged 311c.
Black cattle aside, other feeder weight cattle were well represented. Gulf Composite steers weighing 401kg from Julia Creek, QLD sold for $1205 or 300c. Charolais/Santa steers weighing 389kg from Ballandean, QLD sold for $1205 or 310c.
Numbers were back slightly in WA this week. Yearling heifers weighing 456kg from Albany sold to $1098 or 450c/kg dressed. A line of mixed aged slaughter heifers and cows weighing 620kg sold to $1128 or 367c/kg dressed.
National Steer Breakdown
Under 250kg sold from 337c/kg to 422c/kg to average 388c/kg (down 10c)
250kg to 299kg sold from 323c/kg to 418c/kg to average 368c/kg (up 3c)
300kg to 349kg sold from 269c/kg to 371c/kg to average 331c/kg (down 19c)
350kg + sold from 292c/kg to 350c/kg to average 317c/kg (down